Biography

TERESA CATALAN (Pamplona, ​​Navarra, 1951). She studied piano and composition at the “Pablo Sarasate” Conservatory in that city. In her training as a composer, she has followed several academic improvement courses, among which those taught by two figures of Spanish music that her teachers consider: Agustín González Acilu (Contemporary Composition Techniques) and Ramón Barce (Sociology of Music). She also attended the Composition courses given by Franco Donatoni at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena (Italy) and master classes by important European and American composers.

She has a Master in Aesthetics and Musical Creativity from the University of Valencia and a PhD from the University of Valencia in Philosophy of Art.

She has received several acting, composition and recognition awards for her musical career, among which the National Music Prize (composition) in 2017 stands out. She is in possession of the Order of the Civil Merit Order.

He is a full member of JAKIUNDE, Academy of Arts, Sciences and Letters of Navarra, the Basque Country and Aquitaine. It belongs to the State Council for the Performing Arts and Music, the National Council for Music and the Advisory Council for the Royal Theater. She has been a member of the Culture and Arts Council of the Government of Navarra.

He is a founding member of the Pamplona Composers Group / Iruñeako Taldea Musikagileak, and has directed the music section of different Festivals, Courses and international activities. She has received commissions from numerous interpreters and institutions and her works have been scheduled in important Festivals in Germany, Italy, Argentina, Russia, USA, Holland, Romania, Cuba, etc., and have been included in different albums recorded in Spain and Hungary.

She is the author of the treatise Composite Systems Temperate in the 20th Century (2nd ed.), And co-author of Non-tonal Music: The Proposals by J. Falk and E. Krenek. She has published various articles and presentations in books, magazines, and several of her musical works in Spain and Germany.

She regularly teaches courses and conferences at festivals, institutions, universities, and conservatories in Spain and other countries: Russia, Switzerland, Germany, Morocco, Italy, Argentina, etc. Likewise, she regularly participates in juries of different awards and competitions in the field of composition and musical performance, both national and international.

She has been Director of the Conservatorio de Tarazona (Zaragoza), Deputy Director of the Conservatorio Superior de Zaragoza and Head of Department at the Conservatories of Zaragoza and Madrid. She has also been a Guest Professor and Associate Professor at the Conservatori Superior de les Illes Ballears.

Director of different doctoral works, she has been, by opposition, Professor of Composition and Instrumentation of the Ministry of Education and Science since 1990, at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid. She was appointed Emeritus Professor, and is currently working on the Music and Science and Technology PhD program, developed by the RCSMM and the Polytechnic University of Madrid.